Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday Photos





Behold! Lillie's hair has been touched! And stayed that way!

It's one of my favorite times of night. The lights are all dimmed, I am burning a few candles. My Pandora station is massaging my shoulders, Ray LaMontagne loving me with his wondrous voice.

Today I wore a yellow thermal shirt with tiny flowers all over it. Jake mentioned it reminded him of when I was younger, of when he first met me. I told him that's why I bought it, because it reminded me of home.

Then I cried.

You see, I really miss home sometimes. I miss Mom and Dad and Humboldt County. The green, the redwoods, even the homeless people. I miss the Co-op and the fog and the cold cold salty pacific. I miss Crescent City and the Smith river. I miss Grandma Dotty's creaky house and the donuts at Eureka Baking Company. I miss my Dad's junky shoes and Mom's paraphernalia on the windowsill. I miss the stinky cars and Grandpa's beautiful place and I even miss when it rained so badly it flooded the house. I miss Old Town and the Plaza and the way all the old book stores smell.

I am in love with my life and where I am, but sometimes, in the calm of the evening, I really really miss where I came from.

7 comments:

Garbett Family said...

You read my mind! I remember your Grandma Dotty always being the first to get up on fast-and testimony Sunday... and your grandpa's bad jokes while he was tinkering around with my teeth. There is just SOMETHING about Humboldt isn't there? Something no person can understand unless they grow up there... Something about the salt air that purifies the soul...or how the only place I've felt closer to God than the temple was standing alone in a grove of redwood trees...

lori said...

SO. DO. I!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and never knew you were from the North Coast...I write from Arcata and we love to call this place home! It is a place like no other!

{anyalynn} said...

Stalker Anya here... I am BFF's with Miss Diederich and look at your blog from hers from time to time. I have a little girl Matilda's age... I have to know where you got that darling purple hat!

Love your pictures by the way. Anya

The Hones said...

gosh darn you sarah. i posted my post about mom to try and convince her that she's move to utah...and what do you do? remind her why humboldt is so much cooler than utah!!!!!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful post. I love Tada's hat!! The girls are so beautiful! Wishing your family a very Merry Christmas!
Melissa

Missy said...

Did you know I have found myself looking forward to your Sunday photos? I can't wait what series in in store. I NEED to begin this.

And now that I'm looking at your bloggity rather than through reader, I am obsessed with the new design, the sidebar and the About Me.